E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Service Engine Soon * How Fortunate *



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
Three35Eye
Private
 
Drives: 14' A/W F30 335i M///sport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orange County,CA.

Posts: 58
iTrader: (0)

Service Engine Soon * How Fortunate *

Hey All,


Hopefully a few of you can throw out some pointers or may have experienced this problem. I purchased my E92 2008 335i about a month ago, since ive purchased it ive been speaking to quite a few owners of the same vehicle and some have had nothing but great things to say, and then there are few that have told me they have had their 335i in the shop more than in their own hands.


Now, its been running great up until 3 days ago. I always garage my car, so, I start the engine early in the morning *Cold Start*, startup sounded great as usual, a few seconds pass by and my exhaust is spitting air rather than smoothly running as it should be. The spitting is an aggressive wind flow and obvioulsy sounds like its coming from the engine ( Dash Reads: Service Engine Soon ). Kill then engine and restart then everything sounds normal with no check engine light. This has happened three days in a row.

I called into local Crevier BMW and ran the VIN. Quite a few things have been replaced (Fuel Injectors, High Pressure Fuel Pump, Coolant valve) all under warranty & recall. On the positive side it shows that the car was maintained on time and everything up to date now.


Please lend any advice rather than dropping my car at the dealership just for them to say oh no everything is good, or $200 for a diagnostic check. I'm going to run my code detector tmrw morning if the check engine light shows again to get a general idea.


Thanks!
Three35Eye is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
GoRomeo
Colonel
 
GoRomeo's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego CA

Posts: 2,070
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [2.83]
My advice is to keep reading! Most of your issues have been prevously discussed. But if you want to be proactive and save some cash, go to your local auto store and have them read the codes ( they can do it for free sometimes) and go from there... Keep us posted.
GoRomeo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
Three35Eye
Private
 
Drives: 14' A/W F30 335i M///sport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orange County,CA.

Posts: 58
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoRomeo View Post
My advice is to keep reading! Most of your issues have been prevously discussed. But if you want to be proactive and save some cash, go to your local auto store and have them read the codes ( they can do it for free sometimes) and go from there... Keep us posted.
Okay, Thanks!

I was possibly thinking the low pressure fuel pump? Since they have already replaced the HPFP. Not sure ill run codes tomorrow AM.
Three35Eye is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
techwhiz
Lieutenant Colonel
 
techwhiz's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 335i Sedan - Arctic
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bay Area, Ca

Posts: 1,560
iTrader: (3)

Buy a reader. If you have an android phone. Buy a BT OBDII unit for $30 and the buy the Torque app for $5.

You can read an reset codes. Otherwise buy a reader.
I can't stress enough how important a reader is for *ANY* new car.
They give you information and knowledge to walk into a shop and not get screwed.
techwhiz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
GoRomeo
Colonel
 
GoRomeo's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego CA

Posts: 2,070
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [2.83]
Yeah I agree with post above. I also bought one for $15.00 dlls and used the free app TORQUE via my samsung tablet and was able to read and clear my SES light. You really dont need the 5.00 dlls one to read and clear codes but I am sure the premium version its more complete than the free one.
GoRomeo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
eppisgood
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2008 e90 335i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

Three35Eye check out these guys http://bulletmotorworks.com in Costa Mesa - they have gotten really great reviews on Yelp and elsewhere here at e90post. I've used Crevier for everything while I was under original warranty, but now I'm just on the CPO warranty I plan on using Bullet for everything now and if they find something would be covered under the CPO I'll take it back to Crevier for the specific repair. The owner at Bullet (Brett) knows plenty of guys at Crevier and can communicate your cars issues to them as well.
__________________
2008 e90 335i
eppisgood is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
Blackhawk36
Lieutenant
 
Blackhawk36's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i 6MT No iDrive
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MD

Posts: 476
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Three35Eye View Post
Okay, Thanks!

I was possibly thinking the low pressure fuel pump? Since they have already replaced the HPFP. Not sure ill run codes tomorrow AM.
The low pressure fuel pump almost always throws a code. The code is 2AAF (fuel pump plausibility) and if you don't have driveability problems don't replace anything.

Check this thread...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328320
Blackhawk36 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST